Wigan Athletic fans are reacting on Twitter to the news that one of their players has signed for Sheffield Wednesday.
Wednesday announced the free transfer capture of Chey Dunkley on Thursday evening.
Dunkley’s Wigan deal had expired at the end of last season, which ended in the Latics’ relegation from the Championship after unexpectedly entering administration.
🦉 Happy with this one Owls? #swfc
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) August 13, 2020
And the centre-back is one of several to have parted ways with Wigan in the wake of that.
But in the eyes of many of a Latics persuasion, it is the loss of Dunkley that hurts the most so far.
This is how they’ve responded…
Cheers Chey, all the best at Wednesday.
Thanks for your effort for Latics, always gave 100%. I don’t think we will even exist, come September.
— DavGars2020 (@DGars2020) August 13, 2020
Devastated. Will miss you Dunks lad, ain’t nobody 😭
— KaiWAFC (@KaI_WAFC) August 13, 2020
Gutted you’re leaving Dunks, but understand it. Good luck mate
— Graeme Messham (@mesh1969) August 13, 2020
This one hurts more than any 😩 good luck Dunks 💙
— Lee (@LeeWolv) August 13, 2020
All the best Chey. Fantastic attitude and even better player. Will be sorely missed.
— Jack (@Wids032) August 13, 2020
All the best Chey, thanks for everything. Seen you develop into a fine centre half these past few years. Need a few strikers now 😜.
— Thomas Wright (@TommyLatic1) August 13, 2020
Best of luck in the future Chey. Commitment and effort has never been in question with you. Leave with your held high.
— Sam Penman (@SamPenman88) August 13, 2020
This is a sad day! Thanks for the memories Dunks, we wish you well in your new challenge. Ain’t nobody 💙😕
— Woolly (@Sam_Wooll) August 13, 2020
Good luck dunks, deserve all the best, been an amazing servant to the club 😥forever a tic 💙
— Eddie WAFC 💙🇸🇱 (@MrEddieChaplin) August 13, 2020
Gutted about this one. Good luck Chey.
— 🤔 (@ShezLatic) August 13, 2020
This one hits different😞
— Willdoe_1101🇸🇱 (@iamdoe1101) August 13, 2020
this one hurts
— Xandy (@slater253) August 13, 2020
Very… Solid defender, would be interesting to see where we would have finished had he not broken his leg in march! Will do well at Wednesday!
— Nathan Patrick (@Laticpot1) August 13, 2020
I’m a big fan of Dunkley. Gave his all for us. For #swfc fans: he’s strong, good in the air and a serious goal threat from set pieces. Sometimes gets caught out positionally and has a mistake in him. Pair him with someone with a bit of experience and he’ll be great for you 👍🏻
— The Raven Pie & Chips Supporters Club (@wafc_110513) August 13, 2020
*puts £100 on Sheffield Wednesday winning the league next season*
— lex (@alexowen24) August 13, 2020
Dunkley strengthens an area in which Wednesday were left short towards the end of last season, with full-back Liam Palmer often used as part of a three-man central defence.
Barring any departures, the Wolverhampton native will compete with Dominic Iorfa, Tom Lees, Julian Borner and Joost van Aken, as well as Palmer, at Wednesday this coming campaign.
The Owls have also been linked with a fresh move for the Vitoria Guimaraes centre-back Frederico Venancio, who spent a season on loan at Hillsborough earlier in his career.